Limiters by Christopher Stoddard
$16.00 | ISBN: 978-0-9912196-1-2 | 186pp | Paperback | Published: 3/25/14
Distributed by Small Press Distribution
A disturbing portrait of Kyle Mason, a sixteen-year-old in aimless flight from a dysfunctional family. Once an honors student who loved to read, Kyle has run away from home and now seeks pleasure in the underground rave culture—his only way of avoiding the trauma of the murder of his older brother, which has thrown his grieving mother into a shrewish, overly critical frame of mind.
Shocking but also full of humor, Limiters is a wild ride into American fringe cultures that never loses sight of the family dynamics and parental emotions almost all of us must face.
“Inspires comparison with J. D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye.” – Lambda Literary
“Moving coming-of-age tale about our hero and all his Larry-Clarkesque loser friends, very literary in style but with a power over visual imagery almost as good as a screenplay...” – Chicago Center for Literature and Photography
“It’s a story that reminds us of the possibilities of fiction, of where it can take us and where we can go, even if it is unpleasant and intense, even if it’s someplace we’d never want to call home.” – Fiction Advocate
"Limiters does what all the most important writing is supposed to do, but seldom accomplishes: it clears our senses of all sweet tastes and illusory lights in order to give us a much needed confrontation with the truth, in all its ugly honor." – Travis Jeppesen, author of The Suiciders
About the Author
Christopher Stoddard is the Brooklyn-based author of White, Christian (Spuyten Duyvil, 2010).